Steering a new course: Female leadership celebrated on International Women’s Day 2020
#EachforEqual: this is the theme of the first International Women’s Day of the new decade, forwarding an idea that, “Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.”
Over the past year, Delivered. had the opportunity to speak with a number of incredible women leading their fields in business all over the world – and their success stories powerfully demonstrate the influence of female-driven expertise, and the importance of women in the workplace, as we enter the 2020s.
Learn more about what these industry experts do, and just how they do it.
Ninette Vaz, Intel’s Global Supply Chain Senior Manager, is a passionate believer in diversity. Entering the high tech field at a young age, Vaz has not only risen to her leading global position in a previously predominantly male-driven industry, today she is also co-chair of Intel’s Arizona site committee, which comprises a group of senior members advising on all issues relating to workplace community and diversity.
In 2013, Smith College and Harvard Business School-educated Maliha M Quadir was a successful executive in Singapore, when she announced her plans to “sell bus tickets” in her native Bangladesh. Eight years later, and Quadir is now managing director of her own online platform for ride-sharing and other services which secured a combined $15m investment from multiple backers.
Coordinating the supply chains that support manufacturing activities at photolithography systems maker ASML is an operation of considerable complexity. Yolanda van Norden, Senior Director of Supply Chain Management Logistic Service Operations and her team ensure that the thousands of parts, subassemblies and modules that make up its machines arrive in time to enable their assembly. . "In the supply chain, you are in the center of your organization," she says. "You get a close-up view of product development, you get to see what's happening at supplier factories and customer sites. I'd advise anyone who really wants to understand a complex business to spend a couple of years working in the supply chain function, it really is a great learning curve."
As Director of Digital Transformation, Global Manufacturing, with agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO, Peggy Gulick’ s job promotes the development of new digital solutions in a famously mechanized industry. Her role requires the hands-on approach, working with some of the enormous machinery manufactured by AGCO, as well as “an amazing array of new technologies, like robots and wearable devices.”
Sade Eiman is a Certified International Specialist working in customer service at DHL Express in South Africa. Eiman feels proud to have earned a qualification that connects her to colleagues in 220 international territories, all of whom are insanely customer-centric and connect “As One” to deliver excellence to customers, no matter where in the world they are. — Liam Heitmann-Rice
Published: March 2020